What really happened in the garden in the beginning of the creation?
The bible doesn’t give very much information regarding the incident which transpired between Adam, Eve, and the serpent.
We do know from what is written that man lost something that he had, and gained something foreign to his nature.
That’s the great question that many scholars have wrestled with, were did evil come from?
Was evil something that was a reality before man fell?
If man was created upright, how did evil enter the human race?
Some writers believe that evil existed long before man was created.
Some believe that god judged a former creation long before God created man.
We do know from Isaiah and Ezekiel that there was some great rebellion in long ages past,which occurred in the angelic creation.
This seems to say that evil had existed for long ages.
The question is how did this virus impregnate into the human race?
The only account we have is the incident in the garden; somehow sin entered the human race from this one event.
Something so evil happened, it changed the very DNA of the human race.
Some writers say that there was some kind of exchange between the man, the woman, and the serpent.
This one event impregnated the whole human race with evil, which existed long before man was created.
I’m not going to speculate on what happened, but we do know that whatever happened was very offensive to God.
Some writers take great liberty on what transpired, but the bible does not give us much information regarding this incident.
We do know that now we have this great cancer in us now, which is called sin.
It is the cause of all the evil in this world. It seems to be attached to the very depth of our being.
It’s like a never ending well of poison water that pollutes everything it touches.
This sin virus seems to be attached to the spirit world, which surrounds us.
It seems to get its energy from it, the two seem to be joined together in this great deluge of poison water, spewing out of the fallen race of mankind.
The bible calls the father of this evil, the prince of this present age.
He is called a murderer from the beginning.
And now through the event of the fall, we have become partakers in this great rebellion of evil with him.
We find that his very nature of evil is implanted right in the heart of the human race.
Jesus told the Pharisees that he was their father.
This sin issue was so great that God himself had to come into this evil world, and pay the penalty for it.
I don’t think we are able to understand the magnitude of what transpired at the cross.
God dealt with ageless universal evil in his own Godhead once and for all time.
This penalty for sin was so great that only god himself could deal with it, through his own Godhead.
T Austin Sparks calls the cross D-day for the human race.
That’s why the cross is central of the Christian life.
It is our release from the power of this poison called sin.
I believe that everything God has done through Christ is only revealed in the revelation of the Cross of Calvary. When one sees the truth of Christ and him crucified, then one sees true reality.